Rose petals …


Rose petals fade and fall

drifting into oblivion

gracefully ephemeral.

Their soft beauty is undimmed

although the velvet-bloom

of summer-scented youth has fled.

Strewn by a slight breeze from the sea

these pale shadows float beside the path

like memories …

For in these last vestiges

of an unassuming rose

there remains a fleeting yet eternal trace ..

as I walk beside the hedgerow briars

of another time, another place

and raise a wild rose towards

my grandma’s soft and gentle face.

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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6 Responses to Rose petals …

  1. Didacus says:

    My best regards, in a low tone,poetess! Silence is golden, but ‘Rose petals…’ and ‘my grandma’s soft and gentle face.’ won my silence, as well as ‘vince di mille secoli il silenzio.’ Homerus’ poetry, according to a friend of our, dead at Turman Green, a certain Mr Ugo Foscolo, now in Franciscan Basilica of Holy Cross, Florence…

    • Didacus says:

      Errata corrige: ……, according to a friend of ours, dead at Turnham Green,….Thank you very much to very estimable poetess and my excuses to professional London cabbies…

      • atomsofstars says:

        Good evening, Didacus ….

        thank you for the correction … And I’m sure some professional cab-drivers have made a mistake or two with an address .. don’t worry about it 🙂

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Good morning, Didacus .. my best regards to you. It’s very nice to see you 🙂

    Thank you for calling by with words from your renowned poet, Signor Foscolo .. I will try to find a translation of Dei sepolcri .. so that I might understand the context of your quote.
    I’m pleased that these lines appealed to you.

  3. Shermeen says:

    Simply lovely concept. Reads even better this time 🙂

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Thank you very much, Shermeen … I’m happy that you think so 🙂

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